Updated for for the week of June 3rd â€“ June 9th, 2005
The Guide’s Forecast’s Washington edition is coming to fruition as requested by our numerous readers and pro guide Kevin Newell (360-430-2521) is doing a bang-up job of making it happen. Enjoy the fruits of his labor and for our free version subscribers, here is a re-cap of the Washington report:
Mid Columbia River Fishing Report â€“ Pro Guide Jeff Knotts (509) 366-4052 Jeff reports, â€œWe fished shad at John Day off the bank on the Washington side. The fish were easily caught using red & white shad darts off points on the bank.
We also fished shad & sturgeon below McNary Dam. Shad were difficult as numbers are not here yet. However we did manage to catch some using orange/silver Dicknites.
Kalama River Fishing Report â€“ Wayne and Rob Orzel 360-673-3557 â€œThe conditions are perfect and the river is definitely driftable. Spring Chinook continue to be taken out of the canyon and boaters have been picking up some Kings in the lower river. Summer steelhead are also starting to show in increased numbers.â€
Snake River Fishing Report â€“ Pro Guide Pat Long (509) 751-0410
Pat reports, â€œThe Snake is in pretty good shape but still quite high with significant fluctuations from Hells Canyon Dam. Water flows are running between 50,000 and 65,000 cfs at this time and I expect this to continue for some time.